Social & Solidarity-based Economy
Structuring activities through social dialogue

In addition to the development of governance and management rules, Cornillier Avocats also assists companies in structuring their activities through social dialogue.

The latest reforms strengthen the primacy of the company’s collective agreement, thus applying the principle that the best rules are those resulting from negotiation so as to meet business needs.

Cornillier Avocats shares the company’s vision and defines with it negotiation objectives by identifying business-related negotiation topics including:

  • negotiations required by law (compensation, working hours, gender equality, quality of life at work, professional elections, etc.);
  • optional negotiations made necessary by a company’s organisational needs (transport allowance, disabled employees, delegation hours, etc.);
  • the negotiation of specific and/or temporary agreements (collective performance agreement, employment protection plan, substitution, adaptation or harmonisation agreements, etc.);
  • defining a strategy: collective bargaining is part of a company context including the activity, practices and trade union environment. It is also essential to consider the social, economic, financial and possibly environmental impacts of the project.

Through a legal analysis of this context and of the project’s impacts, Cornillier Avocats helps companies in defining their negotiation goals and in building their strategy in order to make negotiations as successful as possible.

The firm’s actions focus on helping companies make decisions, providing legal security in all aspects of the negotiation process and providing technical and strategic support.

As a true partner, Cornillier Avocats works hand in hand with companies to assist them in their discussions and negotiations with all their collective bargaining counterparts.

Fields of intervention
Employment law
  • Social status of the company
  • Social contract
  • Social dialogue
  • Mandatory collective bargaining
  • Optional collective bargaining
  • Temporary collective bargaining
  • Drafting and negotiation of collective agreements